Rain, Rain Go Away!

justleavesIt seems as though it has been raining here forever but it did stop the other day just long enough for me to take a couple of photos of the fall leaves under gray overcast skies. The world has no pressing need for photos of leaves but taking photos of the leaves makes me feel good so I take them anyway.

Tomorrow is Halloween and the current weather report promises mostly dry conditions and cool temperatures. I am happily off of work tomorrow and looking forward to taking some street photos of people out having fun and enjoying life. I’ll be charging all my flash and camera batteries tonight.

I’m impatiently waiting for my new flash triggers to arrive so I can test them out. I’ll have to try to come up with something creative to do with them when they finally arrive. There is a long list of other things I would like to have for my photography kit but none of that really matters as much as the person taking the photographs. I actually rather enjoy the challenge of creating an image using just an old box camera or Polaroid.

My flickr.com pro account is expiring in a few days and I keep getting renewal notices. I have mixed feelings about spending any money on a flickr account right now. I can’t see where I am going to miss out on much by not having a pro account. I also have a www.photo.net account which I don’t do much with anymore because I am over the limit for the free account and most of my contacts over there seem to have moved on to other things. There are good resources on both sites but most of those resources can be accessed from a guest account. It has become pretty hard to get noticed on most of the photography websites these days due to the massive volume of user uploads. If you have a decent base of fans and contacts it is probably worth it to continue maintaining a presence on those sites.

It has occurred to me that I may be having a serious case of lazy and have become disconnected from whatever is going on in the world. On the other hand it may be a good thing to get out from under the influence of popular thought about what is currently good or trendy. I may just go out in the dark and feel my way around until I come up with something of my own to do without the worry of pleasing anyone else. The chances of success are pretty slim either way.

One Reply to “Rain, Rain Go Away!”

  1. I was all set to leave my 200 free flickr photos for prosperity, or is it posterity. I had them all picked out but now with just one account, I’ll have to forever renew because the 200 photos I wanted to be known for are lost in the middle of 8430 family and exploring shots. Reminds me of why people used to groan at the thought of looking at someone else’s vacations photos. Flickr has been the most addictive site to me. I can forego Facebook and Twitter but I’ve haven’t been able to get away from Flickr yet and believe me, I’ve tried!

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